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The Popperian Podcast

Dec 20, 2021

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Anthony O'Hear. They speak about Anthony’s book ‘Karl Popper: The Arguments of the Philosophers’, and its central claim that: “Popper’s attempt to dispense with induction is unsuccessful. We have found that inductive reasoning, removed from one part of the picture, crops up in another.”

*Induction (definition): “the doctrine of the primacy of repetitions” – Karl Popper

Anthony O'Hear is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckingham, the former Head of the Department of Education, and the former Honorary Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Anthony has served as a special adviser to the British government, was prominent and influential during the Prime Ministerships of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and in 2018 was awarded an OBE.

*** You can find Anthony’s books on Karl Popper, the philosophy of science, and much more at: Results for anthony o'hear | Book Depository

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*** Underlying artwork by Arturo Espinosa